L-A memorial parade Saturday


LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Memorial Day parade will assemble in Kennedy Park at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27.

The parade will step off at 9:30, going along Chestnut, Lisbon and Main streets, across Longley Bridge, around Platz Plaza in Auburn, back across the bridge, stopping at the Veterans Memorial Park, Main Street.

Participant who have registered are the grand marshal, Brig. Gen John Libby; Mayor Lionel Guay of Lewiston; Councilor Beth Shields of Auburn; State Sen. Peggy Rotundo; 195th Army National Guard Band of Bangor; Edward Little, Lewiston and Leavitt High School bands; drum corps from Post 135 of Sabattus.

Also, American Legion Posts 22 and 210 of Lewiston, Posts 153 and 31 of Auburn and Post 135 of Sabattus; a patriotic limo from Richmond; Amvets Post 6 of New Gloucester; Franco American War Veterans Post 31 and Auxiliary of Lewiston; Military Order of the Purple Heart, Marine Corps League.

Also, VFW Post 9150 of Lewiston; Women’s Marines Association; a Legion motorcycle unit; 133rd Engineer Battalion vehicles; National Guard and Reserve units; Navy Honor Guard from Brunswick; 3rd Maine Regiment (Civil War group); Lewiston High School Junior ROTC.

Also, the Lewiston Elks Lodge; Rev. Peter Conway Assembly 2516, Knights of Columbus; Lewiston Fire Department; Daughters of the American Revolution; Boy and Girl Scout units; Corvette; and horse and dog organizations.

Anyone still interested in participating should call Bert Dutil at 786-2305.

Scot Bradeen, bagpiper from the Lewiston Police Department, will participate in a memorial service at the park along with other dignitaries. The L and A Veterans Council will unveil the 10th memorial stone carrying 216 names.